About the Role
- Full time (38 hrs per week), maximum term role until June 2019
- $63k – $69k pa (Level 4 – SCHCADS Award) plus access to generous salary packaging up to $18,000pa
- Base location: Maitland
About the Service
The Society delivers essential Local Area Coordination (LAC) services as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout in NSW. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a significant change in Australia’s ways of providi ng disability support with a focus on individual goals, choice, social inclusion and building capacity. NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
Aboriginal Local Area Coordinators (ALACs) work directly with NDIS participants, their families, carers and communities to support their access to NDIS. The focus of various ALAC activities may change over time based on the participant load and which stage participants are at in the NDIA pathway. A key focus of the ALAC role is to assist participants in building their capacity to self-direct and achieve their goals. ALACs connect networks and linkage with their local Aboriginal community and mainstream services.
You will have the opportunity to receive ongoing professional development and training within your role, giving you the skills to make a difference and help build the capacity for all Australians to control their own life and destiny.
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To be successful in this role, you will need
- This is an identified position in accordance with Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977
- Relevant qualifications or demonstrated experience working in the human services sector e.g. disability, child services, allied health, social work, community development, education.
- Demonstrates person centered approaches and other contemporary disability and community services practices.
- Understanding of the key principals, philosophy and opportunities of the NDIS for Participants.
- Demonstrates ethical, inclusive and non-judgmental attitude towards others.
- Proven ability to be adaptable in changing environments and ability to prioritize competing demands and achieve agreed targets.
- Strong communication, problem solving and influencing skills.
- Ability to connect and develop networks and linkage with local community and mainstream services.
- Demonstrates interpersonal skills to engage with external stakeholders to establish valuable connections with local communities.
- Demonstrated computer skills including Excel and ability to work with client information systems.
- Good written and documentation skills, including timely report writing.
- Proven ability to work autonomously while also collaborating positively within a team environment.
- Willingness to adhere to the mission and ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society and Code of Conduct.
- A valid driver license and ability to undertake regular travel.
The following will also highly regarded:
- Relevant qualifications or training on social inclusion, community development and engagement or person-centered thinking and planning.
- Lived experience of disability will be highly regarded.
- Flexibility to attend meetings or travel outside of usual office hours as needed from time to time to support participant or program needs.
Come and join our team!
About the Organisation
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
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Please quote in application: Aboriginal Local Area Coordinator – Maitland via Pro Bono Australia.